Tuesday, November 30, 2021

This is Brandon and his dad Tim in Florida. The picture was taken in early November. Since then, Brandon has accepted an even better job for an airline as their mechanic. Due to us having Covid when he was here in Ohio this August, we haven't seen him in person for a couple of years. I'm hoping to see him sometime this next year. I need a hug.

Monday, November 29, 2021

It is a long way from Texas to Florida, but our grandson Brandon makes the trip every chance he gets so that he can be with Hannah and Braydon. This time they celebrated Braydon's birthday and Halloween.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Notice God's spotlight on Oliver as he runs across the campus on a beautifully sunny day. Colorado is really a good place to live if you love sunshine and don't really appreciate heat as much. Yes, I'm still working on October layouts. But I believe this is the last one.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

It is snowing here right now and sticking to the ground, but I'm still catching up on my scrapbooking of October. Almost finished, but not quite. Today I'm sharing a layout of our great granddaughter Ava and her mother Brittanie.

Friday, November 26, 2021

There really was a big difference in our oak trees this year, but there are still plenty of leaves on the ground to keep Ron busy for days.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

I would have liked my post for today to be holiday beautiful and festive with a luscious looking meal. My layout today is not any of the above. It doesn't show any of those qualities, but I hope it does portray my thanksgiving for such wonderful friends and plenty to eat at a time when there are many people in this world who are hungry.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

In mid October Ron took his good friend Bob down to Marietta to visit a museum there. While they were there, they met with our daughter April for lunch.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Last month Ron felt he had caught up with his yard work and he had time to try something he had wanted to do. So that is what he did. And I, well I took pictures and made this layout.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

I doubt we will have much color in a few days. The leaves are falling now; but I'm still in a fall mood and thus this layout of the grandchildren at Bartels Farm in Fort Collins, Colorado. They measure up! They are standing tall.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Today was another day out with ORU friends. This time, there were 6 of us, including Robin from Sanibel, Florida. It was so good to have her 'home' again. Now I'm just thinking that we need to get our whole group together again. It has been too long.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Although our numbers are dwindling, ORU still has fun when we're together. Here are four of us at Dewey's Pizza on the front of Summit Mall. Their food is unbelievably distinct and oh so good. This day we shared a Porky Fig Pizza and bought individual salads. All were great. We spent so much time there, I'm surprised they didn't charge us rent; but no, they were very nice to us.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

It has been another very busy day for me and I didn't accomplish much. So I'm back at Haloween. Our great granddaughter Ava dressed as Lady Bug. I need to post this quickly before I fall asleep in my chair.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Phyllis is visiting from her new home in Arizona. It is nice to have her back here again , even if it is for a short while. We are enjoying getting together as ORU, which we've not been able to do much lately. We went down to Amish country last Friday, as you see in the layout today.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

I had given up feeding the birds because I got tired of watching them fight over it. A few months ago I went back to feeding some of the special ones I like...the ones that eat safflower seeds. I found out some who don't prefer those adapted, but they are birds I like to feed. So far there has been a little competition, but not out and out fights. Here are a few who were feeding yesterday and today including Nuttall Woodpeckers and House Wrens.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

This picture was taken on September 16, 6 weeks after his first day with Covid. Up until recently he was still having problems falling asleep whenever he sat down. However recenly he was prescribed ivermecten and after taking it a while has been able to stay awake better. I don't know if it actually worked or if his state of mine made him more likely to stay awake. I figure at his age, he should expect he'll need to sleep more, but then what do I know? I'm just a scrapbooker. lol

Thursday, November 11, 2021

They could hardly wait to ski this season. Look at those smiles!

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

There is no snow in Fort Collins, but just a nice drive up the mountains gives you a whole new world, so to speak. It is cold and there is snow. And for those who love to ski, it is perfect. John and Caleb could not wait to start ski season and with a season's pass, that is what drove them to Breckenridge. Beth is a skier as well, but to protect her knees, she entertains the two younger children. You certainly don't have to be a skier to enjoy Breckenridge. I can attest to that. This day, she took the kids on a hike of the Trollstigen Trail and of course got pictures. So now I can enjoy it as well.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Dennie is here at his Ohio home right now. He lives about 1 mile from us and Jerry is about 5 miles from both brothers. Not only that, but Jerry is less than 1 mile from Dennie's restaurant. They are busy 'boys' but they are able to keep in touch.

Monday, November 8, 2021

This has been a hard day. One of our grandsons, Aussie, started chemo for his Hodgkins Lymphona today. Four hours of chemo somehow turned into 5. It is hard to see him suffer like this at such a young age. Yes, it would be hard at any age, but he is so young. May God take mercy and heal him. He is only a college student now with so much promise.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

I just had to post this one of Maggie. She has been a blessing to us in our old age.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Oliver is a nature lover like his mom. In case you can't read the script on the layout this is it: Oliver found a praying mantis in the Redwing Marsh Natural Area. A few facts: The Praying Mantis has great sight. They can see in 3 D. They are the only insects that can turn their heads. They are agile like cats. They are masters of disguise. They only eat live food.

Friday, November 5, 2021

I'm just catching up with some of the good pictures taken of the grandchildren in October. I love the pumpkins of bright orange and the typical child expressions. Julia and Oliver are so cute.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The Vaneks invited us to travel around Amish country early this week. We were so happy to accept that invitation. We had a great time. Al knows his way around down there. He makes it more fun than you could ever guess. We wound around all the back roads and found lots of good stuff for sale from farm to farm. We also checked out some really good odd lot stores. And of course we stopped for dinner. Thanks for all the fun Al and Linda.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

We have a new granddog. Isn't he a cutey? Look at those blue eyes! I don't know if I'll get to see him in person or not, since he lives in Florida with his mom and dad. Hoping I get lots of pictures as the months go by.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

I love to watch the birds right outside my window by my desk. This day, I had just cleaned the bird feeder and filled it with safflower seeds which the cardinals love. He was looking straight at me and I believe thanking me. Isn't he beautiful? Now for the real story. The window is only one way. I can see out, but he cannot see in. He is actually looking at himself. Since he is a bird, he is probably thinking he is looking at another bird. There are other birds who come right up to the window and stare and sometimes peck at the window pane. And again, it looks like they are looking at me.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Before heading out for Trick or Treat, the kids posed for a picture. It shows what a good job their mom does with their costumes. Then of course they were excited to 'hit the road'. It was a neighborhood fun time. Then it got dark and when they had collected all their treats, they came home to this spooky site. It was a great Halloween!